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1820 Guest House in the Heart of Historic District

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Office, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

Located in the heart of Beauforts National Historic Landmark District. This fully restored ca. 1820 guest house is part of a complex that includes ca. 1790 main house, green house and carriage house, all tucked into a fenced 1 acre parcel. The property has been the subject of numerous publications to include Traditional Home Magazine, Coastal Living, South Carolina Home and 2 episodes of House And Garden TV.

Sensitively restored, it has a full kitchen and bath. In addition to the single bedroom there is a loft with double futon. equiped with cable TV ,WIFI and IPHONE dock. Ideally located on a quiet side street you are only a five minute walk from downtown shopping, dining and waterfront park. I have a very friendly Golden Retriever and with the large fenced yard welcome well behaved pets. if you have questions please feel free to call me 904 910 6369

Keywords: Cabin

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2017


Historic District Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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1820 Guest House in the Heart of Historic District
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews

Peaceful and Picturesque

  • 5 of 5

One of the best ways to enjoy Beaufort, SC is to stay in Michael Rainey’s cottage. We spent 5 days there with our pet shih tzu, Sammy. The cottage is clean, fully stocked, and furnished with antiques. It is located right in the midst of the historic district, within a half mile walk of almost all the main sites. I enjoyed getting up in the morning, walking Sammy to the waterfront park, and window shopping the stores and restaurants on Bay Street before the tourists crowded in. You can really get to see the pretty old houses and gardens in the area or just sit on the front porch and read – the cottage is stocked with all kinds of books and magazines if you don’t bring your own. It sits in the large back yard of the main house surrounded by beautiful gardens including Michael’s bonsai collection. This creates a peaceful atmosphere where you can listen to local church bells rather than the Route 21 traffic. The garden is fully fenced so your pet can run free. Michael has two golden retrievers that are willing playmates. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and recommend you look into this little gem.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clarksville, TN

Wonderful Stay in Beaufort

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good things about our stay at Michael's historic cottage in Beaufort. The cottage exceeded our expectations, and the setting, with its magnificent gardens, was peaceful and serene. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to spend time with Michael, our delightful host, and his two Golden Retrievers, Keegan and Tucker. Our two dachshunds had a great time playing with the Michael's dogs (who were extremely tolerant of our dogs' chasing and barking at them). We loved the location of the cottage. We were able to walk pretty much anywhere in the downtown area. We couldn't have asked for a more accommodating host or a better place to stay. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Amazing gardens--even bonsai!!

Very quiet/peaceful, in heart of historic district (walking distance to lots of restaurants, shops, gelato). Our black lab loved it too! Owner was wonderful/even fed our dog for us when our kayaking adventure ran a little late. Already booked next year.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Michael was a great host. We had a one year old puppy with us and he loved playing in the secure yard with Michael's puppy. Host provided everything we needed and then some. He even let our dog out in the yard for us while we went on a couple non dog friendly excursions during the week.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wisconsin, USA

Cozy Beaufort cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Michael's cottage for a week. We loved the spacious grounds and beautiful garden that surround it. The cottage was stocked with all to make our weeks stay comfortable. There couldn't be a better location to explore Beaufort. This property is located in the historical center of the city. We had a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walden: A week in Beaufort

  • 5 of 5

I have spent plenty of time in Beaufort SC. This town is so multifaceted that a week barely gives you enough time to experience it all.

That being said, the part of Beaufort one cannot afford to miss is the history and rich historic quaintness that is unique to only Beautiful Beaufort. Michael's 1800's cottage was moved to his yard years ago to complete what just may be the most amazing garden in the heart of Beaufort.

Walk. Walk the yard, walk downtown, walk the neighborhoods. Beaufort is about walking and going a bit slower, do this and you will begin to absorb what the cottage is all about.

We stayed with Michael, Keegan and Tucker (his golden retrievers) for the last week of September 2016. His dogs were amazing hosts to our two Goldens, it was great watching them play and just enjoy the setting.

I was completely absorbed by the cottage, feeling like Thoreau in Walden for just a week, and that was what I needed. We also found this to be the perfect hub for day trips to Huntington Island, Hilton Head, Savannah, and Charleston. Michael is accessible and gracious but at the same time you feel like you are miles away from the world. My only regret is that I could only stay a week.

This will be my go to for Beaufort SC trips.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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